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Robin van Persie, Gareth Bale and five more of the best fan videos this season

by Josh Powell | May 14, 2013
STRIKE A POSE: Arsenal fans ctahc a glimpse of the lesser-spotted Andrei Arshavin

STRIKE A POSE: Arsenal fans catch a glimpse of the lesser spotted Andrei Arshavin

‘Please do not watch the show through a screen on your smart device/camera. Put that s*** away as a courtesy to the person behind you and to Nick, Karen and Brian.’

This was the message fans received as they entered New York’s Webster Hall to watch the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s latest offering to the indie world.

Videoing a concert on a mobile phone is now common place with the technological advancements of the smart phones. The crowd is full of bright LED screens, often more illuminating than the stage itself.

They should change the line ‘throw your hands in the air if you just don’t care’, to ‘carefully raise your arms and hold them as still as possible like a tripod to ensure optimum viewing on Youtube. Ignore whatever song is played’.

Football fan videos are the latest social sensation. Lads and lasses at the game capturing decisive moments on their phone and uploading them to YoutTube to share on Facebook and Twitter.

Cue a few seconds of crowd mumbling about a certain player, before said player bangs in the free-kick and starts a good couple of minutes of ear-deafening noise and blurry footage of the sky/stadium roof.

Love them or hate them there are plenty knocking about. Here at the Paddy Power Blog we’ve picked out our favourites from this season, starting with arguably the most dramatic 30 seconds of football ever seen in a play-off semi-final.

Disagree? Don’t sit at your computer and moan at us, that hurts our feelings. Instead, tell us the ones we missed and we might even include them.

Troy Deeney v Leicester City

Robin van Persie v Manchester City

Gareth Bale v Lyon

Jordan Rhodes v Burnley

Aden Flint v Brentford

Tony Watt v Barcelona

As a bonus, here is the commentary from that game

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